ESIC (Commission for the Integrity of eSports) announced that it has banned 35 professional players from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for violating its anti-corruption code. The professionals in question are accused of offenses related to gambling, a trend that has become increasingly common among the community.
Many of the players now banned are even repeat offenders in this type of behavior and face sanctions that can go up to 5 years.
CS: GO has had several problems with betting
The 35 players are spread across the globe, with representatives from Europe, Australia and North America. The ESIC indictment indicates that individuals bet on games where members of the commission were involved, either for or against certain players.
The entity provides for 5 different levels of sanctions, depending on the type of activity considered inappropriate.
Betting within ESIC entitles you to one year without being able to participate in activities sanctioned by the commission. Betting against a team for 10 or more games implies the heaviest penalty of 5 years without being able to compete.
Akram ‘ADK’ Smida and Darly ‘Mayker’ May are repeat offenders in this type of anti-corruption code violation and have seen their sentences double.
In relation to the rest, the penalties applied are, in the great majority, of one year of suspension of all activities related to the game.
ESIC heavy hand for players who bet on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Matthew ‘Jam’ Castro, Alvin ‘Gravinz’ Changgra and Wilson ‘willyKS’ Sugianto are the most penalized by ESIC’s heavy hand, each with a 5-year suspension valid for all ESIC events or with the commission’s association.
Although these punishments are related to bets, ESIC does not exclude the possibility that further investigation may reveal cases of match-fixing.
The multiplayer game has been plagued by several cases of this kind, with the aggravating fact that several cases of manipulation of results have already been detected to boost the profits of some professional players.
The game remains one of the most popular on the eSports scene but its credibility has been affected by these issues. This is reflected, for example, in the number of views on platforms like Twitch that have been dropping significantly.
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